Our Staff

John G. Clayton - Owner 

John began working at his family’s funeral business in high school and continued working there through college. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 1984 with a degree in business. In 1985, he went on to graduate from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. In 1991, John, with his wife, Brenda, and their children, Christen and Zachary, moved to the Houston area and began working in Pearland.

Throughout his 40 year career, John has demonstrated his commitment to the Pearland community as well as his commitment to the funeral service profession. In 1990, John served as Secretary/Treasurer of the East Texas Funeral Directors Association. In 2000, he served as President of the Texas Cemetery Association. He also served as the President of the Pearland Rotary Club in 2000. In 2003, John attended the Pearland Citizen Police Academy. He served as a past Director for the Pearland Chamber of Commerce and is currently the Charter President of the 288 Corridor Rotary Club of Pearland and a member of the C. F. Spencer Masonic Lodge in Pearland.

Zachary G. Clayton - Vice President

Zachary is a 4th generation funeral service provider and is currently the vice president of Clayton Funeral Home. He attended Texas A&M University, graduated from the Commonwealth Institute, and is a licensed funeral director in the state of Texas.  Zachary is a Pearland resident, and works with his father and grandfather serving the families of Pearland, Manvel, Friendswood, and Alvin.  Zachary enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking, and spending time with his wife Gracey and their family.

Christen Clayton Beckham- Pre-Arrangement Specialist

Christen lives in Pearland with her family and has a passion for the community. She played volleyball for the University of Memphis, where she graduated in 2007. Christen provides pre-planning funeral services and enjoys meeting families and answering their questions. She loves working with her family and finds the opportunity to serve their community together very meaningful. Christen and her husband, Kelly, are the proud parents of three boys. 

Rene Wollney- Funeral Director

Rene has lived in Pearland all her life, going through Pearland ISD. She and husband Bert have been married nearly 35 years and are blessed to have daughter Saydi and her husband Jon, along with precious granddaughter Margie Rose live on the same property! Rene has been an employee of Clayton Funeral Home about 6 years, starting out working visitations in the evening.  In the past 2 years, she decided to further her education and get licensed as a Funeral Director.  She loves meeting families and finds it a blessing to help them through a very difficult time. She is a proud member of New Hope Church.

Barbara Campese - Receptionist

Barbara has lived in the Pearland area for 48 years. As a funeral receptionist, Barbara enjoys helping families during their most difficult time. She is an active member at St. Helen's Catholic Church. She has always enjoyed being involved in the community and schools while raising her three children. Barbara loves spending time with her six grandchildren, going to the movies, and having dinner with friends.